About Us

About Us

 

Salem United Methodist Church is located at 1647 Salem Road in Benton.  The church has been around since 1859.  The church has been certified as a Certified Welcoming Congregation by The United Methodist Church.  At Salem, we believe in offering everyone that comes through our doors an exciting, friendly place to worship God.  We offer many various activities throughout the year and have a variety of Sunday School classes for all ages.  We have several different Bible studies as well as a very strong Youth group.  We have Children’s ministry and a nice Nursery area.  We offer a “blended” service at 8:45 am and a more traditional service at 11:00 am.
 
Please stop by and visit Salem.  At Salem UMC, we believe in “Open Hearts, Open Doors, and Open Minds.”

For additional information about the “Certified Welcoming Congregation” program, please click here.

 

    Stained Glass Dove by Dr. Bill Thomas
  • Dr. Bill Thomas is the creator/designer of the beautiful Stained Glass Dove.  This dove is a key part of Salem United Methodist Church.  The stained glass itself can be seen in the interior of the sanctuary in the apex of the ceiling, above the cross.  It is also used in picture form as a part of the Salem UMC logo, which is used on this website and many other places.  Dr. Thomas was also the first to get Salem UMC's website up and going.